LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU’s overall continuing dental education program; it represents the long-standing affiliation and working relationship between LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. for the purpose of developing and marketing continuing education courses.
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Course Description

Single-Tooth Implant Surgery & Restoration
2 days of lectures and "hands-on" workshops
Learn how to add implant dentistry to your practice

Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2018
Directed and Presented by Rick Ferguson, DMD and John M. Barksdale, DDS
Houston, TX
at Location TBA

Course #30-18
16 hours clinical CDE credit (8 hours lecture/8 hours participation)
AGD #690 (Implants)

Both Days
: 7:30 - 8:30 am
Course Start Time Both Days: 8:30 am
Course End Time Both Days: no later than 5:00 pm

Registration Fee
Early Bird Registration (by April 20, 2018)
$895 (Dentist)

Regular Registration (after April 20, 2018)
$995 (Dentist)
Registration fee includes supplies, handout materials, continental breakfast, and lunch both days.

To Register
Register Online - course confirmation will be sent by email.
Call: (504) 941-8193
Fax Registration Form to: (504) 941-8403
Mail Registration Form with Payment to:
        LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education
        1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, New Orleans, LA 70119-2799

Since you already practice other phases of dentistry, why not implants? Over 2 days of lecture presentations and simulation exercises, Drs. Rick Ferguson and John Barksdale will help you acquire the skills and training you need to add implant surgery and restoration to your everyday office procedures. Their extensive implantology training, many years of practice experience in placing and restoring implants, and a love for teaching CE courses to other dentists - all combine to make their presentations and workshops come alive.
Single Tooth Implant - Image 1
Single Tooth Implant - Image 2

Day 1 of the course will focus on lecture presentations that cover:
  • Introduction to Oral Implantology
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Soft Tissue Considerations
  • Incision Design
  • Implant Placement
  • Surgical Closure
  • When and How to Uncover Implants

The balance of Day 1 will focus on hands-on, simulation workshops covering:

  • Implant Positioning Guide Construction
  • Surgical Implant Placement on Models

Day 2 of the course will focus on lecture presentations covering:

  • Implant Prosthetic Treatment Planning
  • Parts and Pieces: Clearing Up the Confusion
  • Abutment and Material Selection
  • Implant Retained Overdentures
  • Impressioning Techniques
  • Temporization
  • How to Avoid Complications
  • Which Cases to Accept & Which Cases to Refer

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you should know:

  • What is required to add implant surgery and restoration to your practice
  • Which cases to accept and which cases to refer because you are probably more confident and capable than you previously believed possible
  • Step-by-step surgery and restorative training and how it can be put to use in your practice right away
  • Techniques presented in this course that can increase your practice income quickly and substance

About the Co-Directors and Presenters
Rick Ferguson, DMDRick Ferguson, DMD
Dr. Rick Ferguson lectures throughout the world on a variety of implant surgery and restorative topics. He is the Director of Implant Educators that runs a seven-month program teaching general dentists and specialists how to become implantologists. Dr. Ferguson is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida and a visiting lecturer at the University of Miami. Dr. Ferguson has taught implant dentistry and hands-on bone grafting courses attended by thousands of dentists over the past 19 years. He is currently in private practice in Davie, Florida.

John Barksdale, DDSJohn M. Barksdale, DDS
Dr. Barksdale completed a two-year practicing residency program in Implant Surgery and Prosthetics at the Misch Implant Institute. He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the Misch International Implant Institute and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Barksdale has directed implant programs at LSU CDE. He currently serves as President of The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. and is one of only eight dentists in Louisiana to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Hotel Accommodations
Please call (504) 941-8193 to inquire about possible hotel room blocks.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for 16 continuing education credits.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc./ (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. In the event a course is cancelled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration for this course, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee of 10% of the tuition you paid). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than April 20, 2018 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after April 20, 2018, this will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice:
You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.

Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms or lab, and turn mobile phones off.

1100 Florida Avenue  •  Box 142-B  •  Clinic Building  •  Room 4319  •  New Orleans  •  Louisiana 70119-2799
Phone: 504.941.8193  •  Fax 504.941.8403  •